NUTRITION & WELLNESS

It is important to stay as active as possible to keep our muscles strong as we age. I always tell my patients with chronic pain that exercise does not have to be a vigorous, long work out. The recommendation is 150 minutes over the course of one week. This can also be broken up into various workout sessions throughout the week. Even doing 10 minutes 3 times a day can add up to big changes down the road. Remember, every little bit counts. Try these exercises at home using your own body weight or light hand weights...

Less restrictive and more variety—it almost sounds too good to be true! The Mediterranean Diet offers simplicity and variety, as well as heart health, weight management and antioxidant benefits. A lifestyle higher in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fatty fish provides a variety while keeping you healthy....

Have you heard of the Ketogenic or keto Diet? Recently, many have claimed the diet can improve health, provide more energy, promote weight loss and eliminate the need for some medications. You might have heard from a friend, family member or co-worker that it is the “miracle diet” that you have to try. But what’s all the fuss?...

Every year after the holidays, the “new year, fresh start!” mindset sweeps over us. We have great intentions of joining a gym, eating better, sleeping more or keeping the house picked up. However, for many of us, it’s easy to slip back into bad habits come February....

The holiday season seems to sneak up on us every year. Every year we stress over the holiday season because of the extra weight gain we may experience, and for chronic pain patients, maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for symptom management. ...

The holiday season is here! At holiday parties or get-togethers, there is usually a large amount of food to be eaten. It’s important to remember, though, that good nutrition and wellness are especially important for those with chronic pain to help control pain symptoms and reduce inflammation. ...

Our lifestyles and eating habits can have a big impact on our bodies. It should come as no surprise that chronic pain can also be impacted by how we fuel our bodies with food....

Nearly all pain has some component of inflammation. The foods we choose to eat each day can make inflammation worse, causing more pain....

A balanced, healthy diet is an important component of chronic pain management. But eating healthy can be difficult, and many people think it can be expensive. However, that’s not always the case....